Milkweed alert

Started Jul 4, 2014 | Discussions thread
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Re: Milkweed alert

GeorgianBay1939 wrote:

On Wednesday, warm and sunny, I happened upon two different Milkweed patches which were very aromatic and abuzz with bee, moth, dragonfly and butterfly activity.

So I had lots of fun sitting in the truck pointing the 100-300 mm lens:

Hard to imagine that this little patch of milkweeds would yield such a treasure!

I think that it was the combo of milkweed maturity, aroma, temperature and sunshine with contributed to this event. I will be keeping my eyes (and nose) open for other sites on the next hot sunny day!

Tom

Lots of great pictures.  I always like pictures of the moth (?) that looks like a flying crayfish.

I see similar behavior about flowers suddenly becoming the place to eat.  I can't see the difference but insects sense when a flower or a group of flowers are at their peak for producing nectar and pollen.  An example

bugs on grindelia flower. (Gumplant)  The flower was about 1 - 1.5 inches across.

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